GenOM Project - Genomics Outreach for Minorities, University of Washington

"As an undergraduate researcher, I am learning things that I am so excited about. I finally get to use my education and put it to use. It isn’t just pictures and text in books anymore."

-Brittney McKenzie, GenOM ALVA 2008


The GenOM Project is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and in part by the Genentech Foundation. The program provides educational and research opportunities as well as academic support for underrepresented minority students interested in genomics and life sciences research at the University of Washington.



GenOM Project News

description ALVA Summer Program Counselors

The application for ALVA Summer Program Counselors position for 2015 is now available. Applications are due by May 1st, 2015. You must be a UW upperclassmen to apply. You can download the application HERE.



description Clearn Energy ALVA 2015»

We are happy to announce our new ALVA program for Summer 2015, CLEAN ENERGY ALVA.This is a nine week, residential summer program for incoming University of Washington* freshmen (high school class of 2015) interested in clean energy, engineering, computer science, and data analysis. The deadline for the Clean Energy ALVA 2015 is April 20, 2015, 11:59 pm. For more information about how to apply please visit HERE or you many go directly to the on-line application HERE.


descriptionThe GenOM ALVA Summer 2015»

We are extending the GenOM ALVA Summer 2015 applicaiton to coincide with our new Clean Energy ALVA program. The application deadline has been extended to April 20, 2015, 11:59 pm. For more information about how to apply please visit HERE or you may go directly to the on-line application HERE.



descriptioneScience High School ALVA 2015»

eScience Institute High School ALVA is a nine week, residential summer program for rising high school seniors (class of 2016) interested in computer science and data analysis, especially as they are applied to other STEM fields. The deadline for the eScience High School ALVA 2015 application is April 20, 2015, 11:59 pm. Applications for this programs must be submitted by mail. Applications can be downloaded HERE.



description Donate to the UW GenOM Project »
Help the UW GenOM Project continue our mission to enhance recruitment, retention and training of underrepresented and underserved students in life sciences. To learn more about the vision and history of GenOM, visit the About Us section.




Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31, 2015
SACNAS National Conference
The SACNAS National Conference will be held in Washington D.C.this year and is a great networking opportunity for students. The deadline fo applications for both abstracts and the travel scholarships are open now, and are due May 15, 2015.

Wednesday, November 11 through Saturday, November 14, 2015
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
The ABRCMS conference will be held in Seattle, WA this year. The deadline for submitting abstracts and travel scholarship applications is September 11, 2015.